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Wink & Nod is an innovative sleep-focused company which creates premium mattress and pillow products designed for the modern Indian consumer. Through innovative use of internationally certified materials, we aim to leave our users relaxed, refreshed and ready to dream.
India’s retailers are too busy selling mattresses and pillows using
decades-old materials and technology at
exorbitant rates to unwary customers who had no alternative.
Pushy salespeople retail storefronts make tall claims while selling poor products
Sleep products are exorbitantly priced and have no guarantee for quality
Mattresses and pillows sold in stores in India today fall far short of global standards
Bulky and hard-to-handle mattresses make delivery difficult and expensive
Wink & Nod is an innovative creator of premium sleep products (Mattress and Pillow) waking up India’s sleepy mattress and pillow retail industry
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Wink & Nod is an innovative creator of premium sleep products waking up India’s sleepy mattress and pillow retail industry
Sandeep Prasad Founder CEO
Sandeep, our chief strategist and sleep expert, is a former VC investor
who keeps a keen eye on our operations and growth. Sandeep earlier worked
as an investment banker in New York, a strategy professional in Chicago
and as a consultant in Pittsburgh. These high-pressure jobs made him
recognize the value of a good night’s sleep.
Sandeep holds an MBA from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, a Masters in Science from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Bachelors in Engineering from Pune University.
Vishal Mundhra Co-Founder CTO
Our resident technology guide and guru, Vishal is a business-technology
entrepreneur and an advisor to global businesses. Most recently, he was a
product manager and the head of user experience group at TIBCO Software.
In this role, he led large scale business transformation initiatives for
Fortune 1000 companies. He has lived and worked (and slept!) in 6 different countries
in his career.
Vishal is an avid adventure traveler and nature enthusiast who wanders around the globe from time to time.
He has a Masters in Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelors of Engineering from Mumbai.
Aditya Labroo Chief Operations Officer
Our Operations specialist, Aditya is a former investment associate at
Guild Capital, a US-based early-stage Venture Capital Firm. His
experience of startup life also comes from being a founder at FairFrog, a
niche online marketplace. Aditya was also an options trader at the Dutch
firm Optiver, based out of Amsterdam.
Aditya holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C), before which he gained an engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur).
Keerthi Balakumar Chief Product Officer
The man behind (or lying down on) Wink & Nod's range of sleep products,
Keerthi is our innovative product-in-charge. He is the former Innovation
Manager at AB InBev India, where dealing with their fine portfolio of
alcoholic products often left him yearning for a comfortable place to
sleep off after long days at work.
Keerthi holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), a Masters in Marketing from the University of Cologne, after gaining his Bachelors and Masters degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
Ankit Raj Chief Marketing Officer
Ankit is our resident marketing lead, helping us spread the good word
(and sleep!) about Wink & Nod's products. Ankit was most recently a
Consultant at AT Kearney. At Wink & Nod, Ankit will be responsible for
customer acquisition and post-purchase customer support, which will mean
getting more people onto our products and then working to ensure that
they have a comfortable time.
Ankit holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L), and a Bachelors in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
Joe Roos Chief Financial Officer
Joe is a successful retail focused private equity and venture capital investor with multiple exits including a 2012 IPO of Hudson's Bay Company (TSX:HBC). He is currently a co-owner and Chief Financial Officer of KYBOE! a global fashion watch and accessory business available in over 30 countries. He is an active angel investor targeting consumer internet and ecommerce companies. Joe has a BA from Boston College and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He enjoys playing football (soccer) and sleeping in late but with two children under age 5 it doesn't happen often. Joe is hoping that Wink & Nod will launch children's beds so that his kids sleep in later.
Aviral Bhatnagar Advisor
Aviral is our business advisor, guiding us on spreading the word about the beauty of a refreshing Wink & Nod sleep. Ironically, he gets so much done during the day we wonder if he sleeps at all! An Associate at Guild Capital, Aviral has a keen insight into the startup ecosystem. He’s also a well-known and respected presence in the startup community on platforms such as LinkedIn and Quora.
Aviral holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), and a Bachelors in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.